Visitation will be from 4—6pm the day of her celebration of life service. Services will be at 6pm on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL with Pastors Bonnie and Tom Lentz officiating. Memorials may be directed to her brother John Powell to help defray the funeral expenses. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
Melissa was born on July 19, 1966, the daughter of Floyd and Maryann Sizemore Powell.
Surviving are her three children, Natasha Powell, Normal, IL; Todd (Brittany) Kelly, Jr, Bloomington, IL; and Lesley Walker, Kansas City, MO. Also surviving are her parents, Floyd “Buddy” Powell, Gridley, IL; Maryann (Paul) Cline, Bloomington, IL; four siblings, Kevin (Sarah) Powell, John Powell, Kenny (Teresa) Powell, and Amy Clem, all reside in Bloomington, IL; step-sisters, Robin and Paula; and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Adams.